Wednesday was the day that rain gardens and permeable pavement and stormwater retention ponds, all part of the “green infrastructure” approach to controlling the wet weather discharge of sewage into the region’s rivers, got their due, according to Jennifer Kennedy, Clean Rivers Campaign executive director.

“I’m pleased that the conversation has shifted from ‘Can we do it,’ to ‘How are we going to do it,’” Ms. Kennedy said Wednesday evening at the Phipps Conservancy and Botanical Gardens, speaking to a crowd of 150, flush with the news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had earlier in the day endorsed a “green first” strategy for the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority’s wet weather control plan.

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